General information

Fresno State secured $31 million in funds from the California State University (CSU) Capital Improvement Program to upgrade the aging electrical infrastructure, which is more than 60 years old and well beyond its lifespan.

The upgrade will consist of approximately 44,000 feet of trenching and backfill to install new underground electrical lines.  The old equipment will be replaced with the latest technology, improve safety, modernize infrastructure and increase potential capacity for future growth.

Travel:  Traffic and pedestrian flow will be disrupted occasionally near the construction area.  Roadways will occasionally be reduced to one lane or temporarily rerouted, and pedestrian path of travel may be redirected depending on areas of construction.

Power Outages:  Every effort will be made to minimize disruption to the campus community.  When power interruptions are necessary, the affected areas will be notified in advance of the date and expected duration of outage.

The campus network and phone services will remain functional throughout the project.

Campus Event:  Traffic and pedestrian travel may occasionally be rerouted in construction areas.  When planning a large scale campus event, go to Fresnostate.edu/adminserv and click on Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade under "Trending Topics" for construction areas and alternate traffic and pedestrian routes. 

Notifications:  Updates on construction progress, expected power outages and traffic and pedestrian disruptions will be sent by, but not limited to: campus email, Bulletin Board, fliers, The Collegian, news release and Twitter (@FSAdmnServices).

Questions, concerns or to alert Facilities of critical activities: Vicki Taylor, 559.278.0145 or vtaylor@csufresno.edu

 

Archived Notices 

Summer Construction Update for the Week of May 30, 2016

Parking lots temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections

  • P21, P20, P4

Areas impacted by brief/intermittent electrical shutdowns

  • Calf Barn
  • University Warehouse
  • Jordan Research Center
  • Animal Science Pavilion
  • Enology Unit
  • Parking lot P20

Barricades and signage to redirect vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas.

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted April 17, 2016

Week of April 18

Parking lots temporarily or intermittently unavailable in section

P21, P4

Pedestrian path of travel temporarily/intermittently closed in sections

  • Ease side of Grosse IT building 
  • Northeast corner of Joyal Administration building
  • North of Engineering West
  • North of Engineering East (alleyway between Engineering East and Plant Ops.)
  • Northeast of University High School/Smittcamp Alumni House
  • Near electrical room entrances of Homan, Graves and Baker Hall
  • Sections of Barstow Avenue

Vehicle path of travel temporarily/intermittently unavailable in sections

  • Matoian Way
  • Barstow Avenue

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted April 11, 2016

Week of April 11

Parking lots temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections

P21, P4

Pedestrian path of travel temporarily/intermittently closed in sections

  • North of Engineering East (alley way between Engineering East and Plant Operations
  • North east of University High School/Smittcamp Alumni House
  • Between Kennel Bookstore and McLane Hall - H wing
  • Near electrical room entrances of Homan, Graves and Baker Hall
  • Sections of Barstow Avenue
  • South East corner of Music Building

Vehicle path of travel temporarily/intermittently unavailable in sections

  • Matoian Way
  • Barstow Avenue

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted April 17, 2016

Week of March 14

Parking lots temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections

P21, P20

Pedestrian path of travel temporarily/intermittently closed in sections

  • North of Engineering West
  • Northwest corner of Social Science building along San Ramon Avenue
  • Between the McKee Fisk and Professional Human Services buildings
  • Northeast corner of McLane Hall - D winng
  • Between Kennel Bookstore and McLane Hall - H wing
  • Southwest of University Student Union
  • South of the Music building
  • South entrance of North Gym
  • Northeast corner of Joyal Administration building
  • Near electrical room entrances of Homan, Graves and Baker Hall
  • South side of Speech Arts
  • West of Keats
  • Southeast corner of University Center
  • San Ramon - sections of sidewalk may be intermittently unavailable
  • Sections of Barstow Avenue

Vehicle path of travel temporarily/intermittently unavailable in sections

  • Matoian Way
  • Barstow Avenue
  • Scott Avenue

Barricades and signage to redirect vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas

 

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted March 4, 2016

Week of March 7

Parking lots temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections

P23, P21, P20, P4

Pedestrian path of travel temporarily/intermittently closed in sections

  • North of Engineering West
  • Between the McKee Fisk and Professional Human Services buildings
  • Northeast corner of McLane Hall - D Wing
  • Southwest of University Student Union
  • San Ramon - sections of sidewalk may be intermittently unavailable
  • Sections of Barstow Avenue
  • South entrance of North Gym
  • Near the electrical room entrances of Homan, Graves and Baker Hall

Vehicle path of travel temporarily/intermittently unavailable in sections

  • Jackson Avenue next to Student Health Center
  • Barstow Avenue
  • Scott Avenue

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted February 12, 2016

 Week of February 15, 2016

Parking lots temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections

P23, P21, P20, P4

Pedestrian path of travel temporarily or intermittently closed in sections

  • North of Engineering West
  • Maple Mall, southeast of the Armenian Genocide Monument
  • Woodrow Avenue
  • Band Practice Field
  • East side of Ag Operations
  • Between the McKee Fisk and Professional Human Services Building
  • Northeast corner of McLane Hall - D wing
  • Sections between Kremen and Speech Arts buildings
  • Between Madden Library and the University Center
  • East west walkway along the north side of Scott Avenue

Vehicle path of travel temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections

  • San Ramon and Jackson Avenue
  • Matoian Way
  • Barstow Avenue
  • Scott Avenue
  • Woodrow Avenue

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted January 15, 2016

Week of January 18

Parking lots temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections

  • P23, P21, P20

Pedestrian path of travel temporarily or intermittently closed in sections

  • Woodrow Avenue
  • North of the Joyal building to the Conley Arts building
  • Band practice field
  • Between the McKee Fisk and Professional Human Services buildings
  • East-west walkway along the north side of Scott Avenue
  • San Ramon - sections of sidewalk may be intermittently unavailable
  • Sections of Barstow Avenue

Vehicle path of travel temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections

  • San Ramon and Jackson Avenues
  • Barstow Avenue
  • Scott Avenue
  • Woodrow Avenue

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted December 11, 2015

Week of December 14

Parking lots temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections

  • P17, P20, P21, P23, P29

Pedestrian path of travel temporarily or intermittently closed in sections

  • Jackson Avenue 
  • North of Engineering West
  • Between the North and South Gym
  • Between McKee Fisk and Professional Human Services Building
  • South of Graves Hall
  • South of Physical Therapy and Intercollegiate Athletics building
  • Between Residence Dining Hall and Baker Hall
  • Between Madden Library and University Center
  • Between University Student Union and Professional Human Services building
  • Student Health Center
  • West of the Amphitheater
  • Sections of Barstow Avenue
  • San Ramon - Sections of sidewalk may be intermittently unavailable

Vehicle paths of travel temporarily/intermittently unavailable in sections

  • Jackson Avenue
  • Shaw Avenue frontage road
  • Barstow Avenue
  • Scott Avenue

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted December 4, 2015

Week of December 7

Parking lots temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections

  • P20, P21, P23, P29

Pedestrian path of travel temporarily or intermittently closed in sections

  • Jackson Avenue 
  • North of Engineering West
  • Between McKee Fisk and Professional Human Services Building
  • Band Practice Field
  • Between Madden Library and University Center
  • Between University Student Union and Professional Human Services building
  • Student Health Center
  • West of the Amphitheater
  • Sections of Barstow Avenue
  • San Ramon - Sections of sidewalk may be intermittently unavailable

Vehicle paths of travel temporarily/intermittently unavailable in sections

  • Jackson Avenue
  • Shaw Avenue frontage road
  • Barstow Avenue
  • Scott Avenue

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted November 20, 2015

Week of November 23

Parking lots temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections

  • P21, P29, P20

Pedestrian path of travel temporarily or intermittently closed in sections

  • Jackson Avenue by the Grosse Industrial Technology building
  • Between the Madden Library and University Center
  • Corner of Barstow and Jackson Avenues
  • San Ramon - Sections of sidewalk may be intermittently unavailable
  • Between Kremen and the Music building
  • Sections of Barstow Avenue
  • South and east of the Joyal building
  • Band practice field

Vehicle paths of travel temporarily/intermittently unavailable in sections

  • Jackson Avenue
  • San Ramon Avenue - from Lot P17 to P6
  • Scott Avenue

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted November 13, 2015

Week of November 16

Parking lots temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections

  • P23, P4, P12, P13, P14, P17, P31, P20

Pedestrian path of travel temporarily or intermittently closed in sections

  • Between Joyal and Conley Art Building
  • North and west of the Aquatic Center
  • Between the Thomas and Speech Arts buildings and between Thomas and McLane Hall
  • Sections of Barstow Avenue
  • Band practice field
  • West of IT building
  • South and east of the Joyal building
  • Between Engineering East and McLane Hall
  • North of Engineering West
  • Between Ag Mechanics and Plant Operations
  • Corner of Barstow and Jackson Avenues
  • San Ramon - Sections of sidewalk may be intermittently unavailable
  • South of Music building

Vehicle paths of travel temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections

  • Jackson Avenue
  • San Ramon Avenue - from lot P17 to P6
  • Scott Avenue

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted November 2, 2015

Week of November 2

Parking lots temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections:

P4, P12, P13, P14, P17, P31

Pedestrian path of travel temporarily or intermittently closed in sections:

  • West of Joyal
  • North and west of the Aquatic Center
  • West of South Gym
  • North and South of the Physical Therapy and Intercollegiate Athletics building
  • South of Baker Hall
  • South of Graves Hall
  • In between the Thomas and Speech Arts buildings and between Thomas and McClane Hall
  • Sections of Barstow Avenue
  • Between the Band practice field and Science I building
  • West of the Industrial Technology building
  • Between Industrial Technology and Engineering West

Vehicle paths of travel temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections:

  • Jackson and San Ramon Avenue. Sections of sidewalk may be intermittently unavailable between Engineering East and McClane Hall
  • Woodrow Avenue, south of Barstow
  • Barstow Avenue from Chestnut to Woodrow
  • Scott Avenue near the Residence Dining Hall
  • San Ramon Avenue - Lot P17

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted October 23, 2015

Week of October 26

Parking lots temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections:

P4, P12, P13, P14, P17

Sections of pedestrian path of travel temporarily or intermittently closed in sections:

  • Southeast of the Madden Library
  • South and West of the Thomas Building
  • North and west of the Aquatic Center
  • West side of the South Gym
  • North and south of the Physical Therapy and Intercollegiate Athletics Building
  • South of Baker Hall
  • Between the Thomas and Speech Arts buildings
  • Sections of Barstow Avenue

Vehicle paths of travel temporarily or intermittently unavailable in sections:

  • Jackson and San Ramon Avenues.  Sections of sidewalk may be intermittently unavailable between Engineering East and McLane Hall
  • Woodrow Avenue, south of Barstow
  • Barstow Avenue from Chestnut to Woodrow
  • Scott Avenue near the Residence Dining Hall

 

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted July 13, 2015

Week of July 13

Parking  Lots temporarily unavailable or intermittently unavailable in sections:

  • P27 (Lot G), West of University Courtyard.
  • Small parking lot south of University Courtyard.
  • P18 (Lot N), in front of Ag Operations, Plant Operations and University Police Department.
  • P17 (Lot I).  Disabled parking spaces are available in P16.

Sections of sidewalk temporarily closed:

  • Between the University Center and Keats Building.
  • Between the Library and University Center.
  • Corner by Engineering East and San Ramon Avenue.

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Barstow Avenue

  • Temporarily reduced to one lane or closed in sections. Sections of sidewalk may be intermittently closed.

San Ramon Avenue

  • Temporarily closed in sections. Sections of sidewalk may be intermittently closed.

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Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted June 29, 2015

Week of June 22

Barstow Avenue

  • East of Barstow/Chestnut roundabout, traffic will be temporarily redirected.
  • Temporarily reduced to one lane or closed in sections.
  • Sections of sidewalk along the south side of Barstow will be intermittently closed.
  • Traffic may be intermittently redirected on E. Portals and Sierra Vista Avenues, east of Barstow.

Pedestrian Path of Travel

  • Intermittently redirected between the University Student Union and Professional/Human Services buildings.
  • Intermittently redirected between Ag Mechanics and Ag Operations.

Parking Lots

  • P18 (Lot N), in front of Ag Operations, Plan Operations and University Police Department, will be temporarily unavailable.
  • P20 (Lot Q) will be intermittently unavailable in sections.

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A safety flagger, barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be present throughout construction areas as needed.

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted June 29, 2015

Week of June 22

Barstow Avenue

  • East of Barstow/Chestnut roundabout, traffic will be temporarily redirected.
  • Temporarily reduced to one lane or closed in sections.
  • Sections of sidewalk along the south side of Barstow will be intermittently closed.
  • Traffic may be intermittently redirected on E. Portals and Sierra Vista Avenues, east of Barstow.

Pedestrian Path of Travel

  • Intermittently redirected between the University Student Union and Professional/Human Services buildings.
  • Intermittently redirected between Ag Mechanics and Ag Operations.

Parking Lots

  • P18 (Lot N), in front of Ag Operations, Plan Operations and University Police Department, will be temporarily unavailable.
  • P20 (Lot Q) will be intermittently unavailable in sections.

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A safety flagger, barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be present throughout construction areas as needed.

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted June 12, 2015

Week of June 15

Parking Lots

  • P18 (Lot N) will be temporarily unavailable beginning June 13, 2015.
  • P20 (Lot Q) sections will be intermittently unavailable.

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Pedestrian Path of Travel

  • Intermittently redirected between the University Student Union and Professional/Human Services buildings. 
  • Intermittently redirected between Ag Mechanics and Ag Ops.

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Barstow Avenue

  • Temporarily reduced to one lane or closed in sections.
  • Sections of sidewalk along the south side of Barstow will be intermittently closed.

A safety flagger, barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed.

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted May 29, 2015

Summer Construction Schedule:

Week of June 1:

Parking Lot P31 (behind the University Center), including the walkway between the Library (old section) and Parking Lot P31, and the walkway between the University Student Union and Professional/Human Services buildings.

  • The Amphitheater, Speech Arts and Music Building loading dock will be intermittently unavailable.
  • Sections of Parking Lot P31 will be intermittently unavailable.

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Ongoing construction:

  • Parking Lots P18 and P20 (formerly Lots D and Q) - sections of parking lots will be intermittently unavailable.
  • Jackson Avenue near Barstow - temporarily reduced to one lane; sidewalk on east side, south of Barstow temporarily closed.
  • Barstow Avenue - temporarily closed between Woodrow and Maple Avenue.

A safety flagger, barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed.

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted May 15, 2015

Fresno State Commencement Ceremony and other Convocations

On Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 Barstow and Woodrow Avenues will re-open to accommodate the heavy flow of traffic expected during the commencement ceremony and other convocations.

  • Adequate travel time planning is recommended.
  • Anticipate congestion on the east end of campus.
  • Fresno State Police Department personnel, barricades and signage will be in place to redirect pedestrians and traffic during events.

Once commencement and convocation activities have concluded, barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be in place and scheduled construction activities will resume.

Upcoming construction activities:

  • Jackson Avenue, south of Barstow will be temporarily reduced to one lane.
  • The sidewalk on the east side of Jackson, south of Barstow will be temporarily closed.
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed.
  • A safety flagger will be present to guide traffic and pedestrian flow near and around construction as needed. 

Ongoing Construction:

Manhole construction in Parking Lot P18

  • Sections of Parking Lot P18 will be intermittently unavailable.
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout areas as needed.

Manhole construction in Parking Lot P20, Jackson Avenue entrance

  • Sections of Parking Lot P20 will be intermittently unavailable.
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed.

Construction continues along Barstow Avenue

  • Eastbound Barstow between Maple and Chestnut Avenues will be temporarily closed.
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed.

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead -  Posted May 8, 2015

Construction continues on campus.  Upcoming activities include:

Manhole construction in Parking Lot P18

  • Sections of Parking Lot P18 will be intermittently unavailable.
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout areas as needed.

Manhole construction in Parking Lot P20, Jackson Avenue entrance

  • Sections of Parking Lot P20 will be intermittently unavailable.
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed.

Construction continues along Barstow Avenue

  • Eastbound Barstow between Maple and Chestnut Avenues will be temporarily closed.
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed.

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Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted April 24, 2015

April 26: Manhole excavation and installation in Parking Lot P18

  • Sections of Parking Lot P18 will be intermittently unavailable.
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed.

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Ongoing Construction

Construction continues along Barstow Avenue

  • Eastbound Barstow between Woodrow and Chestnut Avenues will be temporarily closed.
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed.

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Campus and/or Save Mart Center Events

Allow for extra travel time when coming to or leaving campus.

  • Anticipate congestion on the east end of campus.
  • Fresno State Police Department personnel, barricades and signage will be in place to redirect pedestrians and traffic during events.

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted April 17, 2015

Ongoing Construction

Construction continues along Barstow Avenue

  • Eastbound Barstow between Woodrow and Chestnut Avenues will be temporarily closed.
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed.

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Campus Events

April 17 - 19: Allow for extra travel time when coming to or leaving campus this weekend.

  • Anticipate congestion on the east end of campus.
  • Fresno State Police Department personnel, barricades and signage will be in place to redirect pedestrians and traffic.

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead - Posted April 10, 2015

Construction activities for the next few weeks include:

April 13 - Excavation and installation of manholes on the south side of Barstow Avenue Between Sierra Vista and Chestnut Avenues begins.

  • Barricades  and  signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed through construction areas as needed.  Click here to view map.

Ongoing Construction

Installation of underground electrical lines at the intersection of Barstow and Cedar Avenues.

  • North and South bound traffic on Cedar Avenue between Roberts and Shaw Avenues will be reduced to one lane temporarily in construction areas.
  • The sidewalk on the northwest corner of Cedar and Barstow Avenues will be temporarily closed in segments. Click here for map. 
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed. 

Excavation and installation of manholes in parking lot P20, Jackson Avenue entrance.

  • Sections of parking lot P20 will be intermittently unavailable.
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed. Click here for map.

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead -Posted April 3, 2015

Construction Activities for the next few weeks include:

April 7-10:

Asphalt and concrete saw-cutting along the south side of Barstow beginning at Chestnut Avenue.

  • Barricades and signage for east and west bound pedestrians and traffic on Barstow between Maple and Chestnut Avenues will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed. Click here to view map.

April 7-14:

Installation of underground electrical lines at the intersection of Barstow and Cedar Avenues.

  • North and south bound traffic on Cedar Avenue between Roberts and Shaw Avenues will be reduced to one lane temporarily in construction areas.
  • The sidewalk on the northwest corner of Cedar and Barstow Avenues will be temporarily closed in segments.
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout construction as needed.  

Excavation and installation of a manholes in parking lot P20, Jackson Avenue entrance 

  • Sections of parking lot P20 will be intermittently unavailable.
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrian and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed. Click here to view map. 

Electrical Infrastructure Project Look Ahead -Posted March 27, 2015

March 30 – April 20: Installation of underground electrical lines along the north side of Barstow between Campus Drive and Jackson Avenue.   

  • The sidewalk on the north side of Barstow between Campus Drive and Jackson Avenue will be temporarily closed in segments.
  • Westbound traffic on Barstow will be reduced to one lane in construction areas.
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrian and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed.
  • A safety flagger will be present to guide traffic and pedestrian flow near and around construction as needed.

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April 1 – 3: Excavation and installation of a manhole (1) in parking lot P20, Jackson Avenue entrance

  • Sections of parking lot P20 will be intermittently unavailable. 
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrian and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed.

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April2: Gas services will be shut-off temporarily between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in order to relocate an existing gas line at the new electrical substation south of Barstow, east of Jackson Avenue.  Building occupants have been informed. 

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April 7 – 9: Excavation and installation of a manhole (2) in parking lot P20, Jackson Avenue entrance.

  • Sections of parking lot P20 will be intermittently unavailable. 
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrian and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed.

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Electrical infrastructure project look ahead - Posted March 20, 2015

March 23 - 27:  Excavation and installation of five (5) underground utility vaults on the north side of Barstow between Cedar and Maple Avenues. 

  • Sections of parking lot P20 (Lot Q) will be intermittently unavailable.
  • Sections of sidewalk on the north side of Barstow between Cedar and Maple Avenues will be closed temporarily.
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas as needed.
  • A safety flagger will be present to guide traffic and pedestrian flow near and around construction as needed.

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April 2 (previously scheduled for April 13) - Gas services will be shut-off temporarily between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in order to relocate an existing gas line at the new electrical substation south of Barstow, east on Jackson Avenue.  Building occupants have been informed.

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Electrical infrastructure project look ahead - Posted March 13, 2015

March 16and 17 – The removal of trees that will be impacted by construction proceeds to the area between Jackson and Woodrow Avenues on the North side of Barstow.  A thorough inspection of each tree earmarked for removal confirmed that no wildlife will be endangered or displaced.  A tree replacement plan is included as part of the scope of this project and will occur after construction in this area is completed. 

The requirement to remove the trees is also part of the campus master plan to widen Barstow to include a future bicycle lane.  Consultation regarding the tree removal and replacement landscape plan has occurred with the Arboretum Subcommittee and the Campus Planning Committee. 

March 18 – Installation of underground electrical lines along the north side of Barstow.  The sidewalk on the north side of Barstow between Campus Drive and Jackson Avenues will be temporarily closed in segments and westbound traffic on Barstow between Cedar and Jackson Avenues will be reduced to one lane.  Barricades and signage will redirect pedestrians and traffic.  A safety flagger will be present to guide traffic and pedestrian flow near and around construction areas as needed. 

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April13 – In order to relocate an existing gas line at the new electrical substation south of Barstow, east of Jackson Avenue, it will be necessary to temporarily shut-off gas service to several buildings between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Building occupants have been informed. 

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Electrical infrastructure upgrade look ahead - Posted March 4, 2015

March 5 - The chain link fence on the north side of Barstow in front of O'Neill Park between Maple and Woodrow Avenues will be removed.  New fencing will be installed after construction is completed. We do not anticipate any disruptions in this area.

March 11 - In order to underground and replace the existing electrical lines along the north side of Barstow between Cedar and Jackson Avenues the contractor will need to remove a significant number of trees that will be impacted by work in this area.  A tree replacement plan is included as part of the scope of this project and will occur after construction in this area is completed.  The requirement to remove these trees is also part of the campus master plan to widen Barstow to include a future bicycle lane.  Consultation regarding the tree removal and replacement landscape plan has occurred with the Arboretum Subcommittee and the Campus Planning Committee.

March 15 - Begin  installation of the underground electrical lines along the north side of Barstow. 

March:

  • Sections of parking lot P20 (Lot Q) will be intermittently unavailable.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of Barstow between Cedar and Jackson Avenues will be closed temporarily.
  • Westbound traffic on Barstow between Cedar and Jackson Avenues will be reduced to one lane.
  • Barricades and signage to redirect pedestrians and traffic will be displayed throughout construction areas.
  • A safety flagger will be present to guide traffic and pedestrian flow near and around construction as needed.

Use caution when traveling along all construction routes.

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Electrical and communication line installation advisory - Posted February 19, 2015

On Monday, February 23 temporary electrical  and communication lines will be installed in the area between the Aquatic Center and construction staging area.  Construction will begin at 8:00 a.m. and completed the same day. We do not anticipate any disruptions in this area.

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  • Barstow Avenue temporary gravel driveway installation - Posted February 18, 2015

Beginning Thursday, February 19 a section of curb and gutter in front of the fenced construction area along Barstow Avenue between Cedar and Campus Drive will be removed and replaced with a temporary gravel driveway. Barstow Avenue (westbound) will be temporarily reduced to one lane on Thursday and pedestrian path of travel will be redirected when necessary. A safety flagger will be present to guide traffic and pedestrian flow near and around the construction area. 

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  • February - Summer 2015: Phase I Barstow Avenue trenching advisory - Posted February 11, 2015

Phase I will begin in February with trenching along the north side of Barstow from Cedar to Maple and is expected to be completed in approximately 90 days.

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A new main substation building will be constructed on the east side Jackson Avenue south of Barstow including a new 12 kilovolt (kV) distribution system, new manholes, transformers, and a power monitoring and control system for automatically identifying problems.

The trenching will be limited to 600 feet of open trench at one time (two, 300-foot segments).  Trenching in the two 300-foot segments will be backfilled and usable before trenching of the next segment begins.  Once the underground lines are completed, the existing overhead PG&E power-lines along Barstow will be removed.